Category Archives: Art

Zara Heeramaneck: Preserving a collector’s dream

Zara Heeramaneck: Preserving a collector’s dream

Eighteen-year-old Zara Heeramaneck has been passionate about art conservation since childhood. Her home at Kemps Corner also boasts of artefacts from across the world. ic/Suresh Karkera Article by Aparna Shukla | Mid Day Zara Heeramaneck was in her early teens when she first visited the 62-year-old Framji Dadabhoy Alpaiwalla Museum in Grant Road. Enamoured by…

Jimmy Engineer Conferred The Peace Ambassador Medal In Beijing

Jimmy Engineer Conferred The Peace Ambassador Medal In Beijing

Renowned Pakistani artist and social worker Jimmy Engineer was awarded “The Peace Ambassador’s Medal” in Beijing. According to a message received here Wednesday, “The Peace Ambassador’s Medal” was bestowed upon Jimmy Engineer by Mr. Li Ruo Hong, the Chairman China World Peace Foundation in a simple but impressive ceremony. The ceremony was held at the…

Hormazd Narielwalla Amongst Winners at the 4th International Print Biennale

Hormazd Narielwalla Amongst Winners at the 4th International Print Biennale

The winners of the 2016 Print Awards, part of the 4th International Print Biennale currently taking place across the North East of England, have been announced. Six artists have received awards including residencies, exhibition opportunities and a cash prize. The prizewinners are: Nif Hodgson, Lisa Andrén, Hormazd Narielwalla, Tom Hammick, Manami Ito and Sun Ju…

Echoes of history

Echoes of history

City physician and history aficionado Dr. Farokh Udwadia recalls the power and glory of the Achaemenid Empire For more than one hundred summers, the Cama Institute has been the go-to venue for aficionados of the religion, culture and history of the East, offering a blend of lectures, classes and seminars from a range of Indian…

Paris call for Astad Deboo

Paris call for Astad Deboo

As part of Namaste France festival, contemporary dance icon Astad Deboo will collaborate with Manipuri drummers at France’s Opéra Bastille He turns 70 next year, but there’s no stopping Astad Deboo. A pioneer in the field of Indian contemporary dance, he has been invited to perform at the Namaste France festival in Paris. The 75…

Hormazd Narielwalla: becoming a UK citizen before Brexit feels bittersweet

Hormazd Narielwalla: becoming a UK citizen before Brexit feels bittersweet

The artist on how discarded tailoring patterns, a lost garden of his boyhood in India and his new British citizenship inspired a very personal new exhibition When I was a boy, I used to visit a beautiful community garden in my hometown of Pune, India. I thought of this garden during the EU referendum. I…

Young Pakistani Parsi artists showcase their talent

Young Pakistani Parsi artists showcase their talent

KARACHI: Two young Parsi artists, Farshad Engineer and Naomi Haveliwala, showcased their talent for community members at the Karachi Parsi Institute on Saturday. Engineer, 21, has been painting traditional art pieces since he was 15 years old. Most of these traditional works consisted of  art paintings, drawings and sketches that mainly portrayed figure painting, landscape,…

Dhunji S Wadia: Write a buzzing chapter in the history of Rediffusion

Dhunji S Wadia: Write a buzzing chapter in the history of Rediffusion

He is the man of the moment, having scripted the turnaround of Rediffusion Y&R. The agency did well at Cannes Lions this year. BestMediaInfo caught up with Dhunji S Wadia, President, Rediffusion Y&R and Everest Brand Solutions, to find out how he pulled all this off and a lot more Article by Akansha Mihir Mota…

Jehangir Art Gallery set to gift more room to artists

Jehangir Art Gallery set to gift more room to artists

When the beloved Café Samovar shut shop in the March of 2015, the city’s cognoscenti mourned. The Jehangir Art Gallery’s (JAG) chairperson Adi Jehangir, however, was determined to make something better out of “a cafe that bloomed beyond everyone’s imagination“. In fact, in an interview with the Mumbai Mirror last year, Jehangir pointed out, “Wouldn’t…

Pheroza Godrej: Mumbai’s art queen

Pheroza Godrej: Mumbai’s art queen

One of Mumbai’s leading art historians, Pheroza J Godrej, updates Ornella D’Souza about her commitments as editor, collector, curator and member on various cultural boards Article by by Ornella D’Souza, dnaindia.com Your stint as chairperson of the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai. ended in October 2015. Did you manage to get enough done?…